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Pyle PSWB4BL Waterproof Neckband MP3 Player and Headphones for Swimming Water Sports - Blue by Review Summary ,  Jul 23, 2015

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Pyle PSWB4BL Waterproof Neckband MP3 Player and Headphones for Swimming, Water Sports - Blue
Report Date: 08/21/2015
Based on 618 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 8.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Sound4.4   average
Fit4.3   average
Underwater4.3   above average
Light4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Quality4.0   below average
Music3.9   below average
Charging3.5   average
Comfortable3.4   mediocre
Plug3.2   average
Design2.9   mediocre
Size2.9   below average
Volume2.9   below average
Battery2.7   mediocre
Plastic1.8   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"I was not able to use it even once, arrived with a depleted battery, tried charging it overnight from the USB of my laptop and directly from the power outlet with no success."
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"However, I had purchased two of them, and BOTH OF THEM failed due to an internal battery problem (fairly early on)."
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"The second identical unit, purchased during the same time period, simply had a hard internal battery failure relatively early on, rendering it completely non responsive, even when plugged into the USB power source (computer).So, ."
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"This scenario played out several times, after which I began to experience problems with the charging process (and the battery actually holding a proper charge)."
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"I picked them up a month later and they work great when they're plugged in but seem to hold no charge now either due to a bad battery or other internal fault."
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"Of course, subconsciously I was thinking of all the negative reviews about Gomers defective battery."
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"The sound quality is good, but the rechargeable battery life is far too short."
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"Great sound and long battery life."
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"The battery life is pretty good, and they are very durable."
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"I love this product, I fits perfect, they have fast customer service, friendly people, product is light, battery charges and last long."
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"The battery life is exceptional, too."
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Button

Button:
"I first noticed some problems in the volume buttons when it would not respond."
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"The only downside to this product is the multi use buttons.."
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"The battery life sucks the most, it wont get out of shuffle mode so i cant rewind a track, the fit inside your ear is horrible, the on off button is a pain having to push and wait 5 seconds for everything, they power themselves on and play music everytime i plug them in to usb."
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"The only thing that functioned properly was the VOLUME button ( on one side) - Returned it and would not recommend anyone to buy it - especially when you have this incredible dream of hearing music while swimming - never heard the music as imagined and spoiled my 3 workouts! "
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"The volume is great and the buttons are in convenient spots! "
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"I dragged Bunny Hill by The Rip Cords onto the drive, and while still jacked into my laptop, I tapped the green light button and the song began playing in decent headphone fidelity."
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"really .-easy control buttons ."
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"I have no problems with control buttons on the unit."
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"I do love that there are no cords, and the buttons are easy to find and use."
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Charging

Charging:
"This Monday this unit stopped working (I am not able to turn them on, I am charging and charging, but no luck turning them on)."
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"cons the water proof plug either does not work well or is to hard to get in correctly, the last one gave out while I was doing sprints so the extra speed might have compromised the plug I hope the change the charging design for the next model, It will be a definite purchase."
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"It works when it works and then it just suddenly stops charging and fails to start."
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"The weak link is the charging port."
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"This scenario played out several times, after which I began to experience problems with the charging process (and the battery actually holding a proper charge)."
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"They work great for 2 months, and then will not charge!"
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"It worked well while in the pool and held a charge and worked well 4 consecutive days."
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"It's been about two months and so far, so good, still going on the initial charge off USB."
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"Very easy to use...transfers music well, Charge lasts a long time (I swim for 30 minutes and had about 10 workouts before they lost charge) I use goggles to keep them in place..."
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"The charge lasts for a long time, and charging the unit is pretty simple."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"- i used it in the swimming pool within 4 meters the sound is really really really clear - during running the sound is clear and it it 100% comfortable .-inside the gym there is a problem if you will use the bench it will be out of your head - after charging it full , it will last for long time , hours !"
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"I used it almost every week and i was generally pleased with the product, not the best sound quality or comfort, but it got the job done."
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"good product, very comfortable, connectivity with mac os is not good."
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"I have long hair and find normal earbuds hard to fit... so I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable these units are."
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"I bought this for running not swimming, but its perfect for both the way it sits in your ears is not only sleek but very comfortable comes with different ear pieces for all sizes."
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"good sound and comfortable"
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"Loaded easily from computer and very comfortable to wear."
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"That brings up point number 2.Goggle headband: By placing the goggle headband around the rectangular pieces so that it exerted a modest pressure on the earbuds I was able to get a good, but still comfortable, seal."
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"Comfortable, easy to download to, and obstructive."
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"- i used it in the swimming pool within 4 meters the sound is really really really clear - during running the sound is clear and it it 100% comfortable .-inside the gym there is a problem if you will use the bench it will be out of your head - after charging it full , it will last for long time , hours !"
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Control

Control:
"The sound quality isn't as great, but the controls aren't as hard to use either."
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"Third the controls are awkward and don't work well."
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"The other con, and this may have more to do with me than the device, is that I am unable to control the playback order of the tracks I have loaded."
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"Controls not user friendly."
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"The sound quality isn't as great, but the controls aren't as hard to use either."
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"The overall size, design style, appearance, control functions, and audio quality are all very good for this type of product."
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"Volume and track controls are on your right ear-piece and so I do really love it, even though it can be a real pain in the butt (:"
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"really .-easy control buttons ."
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"They work fine and fit better in my ears and have easier controls."
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Design

Design:
"cons the water proof plug either does not work well or is to hard to get in correctly, the last one gave out while I was doing sprints so the extra speed might have compromised the plug I hope the change the charging design for the next model, It will be a definite purchase."
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"I think it's the design problem of this unit, I called the customer service, and they took care of the problem right away."
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"They realized it was a design fault, and replaced with a brand new unit, in the short amount of time."
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"This player is poorly designed and broke immediately."
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"With this design they do get uncomfortable after a 60-90 minutes."
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"I know it's hard to design something one-size-sits all, but it can should be done better."
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"The sound quality is good in the water and on land, and the design keeps the ear buds in position during vigorous exercise."
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"It's a great design."
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"The design is great... (no wires strangling you.... ) and may I add.... the extra feature for automatic recharge is so great.... don't have to connect usb...Not only have I purchased this item for my own use.. but have given several gifts to friends and family that are so happy with them... sound is very strong an they are so light....Personally I would recommend that you try these... you will not be disappointed,"
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"Please evolve product to a more secure, more robust design which don't blast sound to your surroundings and instead into your head."
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"Better yet (unless you are the type who still has your childhood plastic toys intact,) you might be better off investing in a player that has a more durable design."
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Fit

Fit:
"Keeps popping out the ear, doesn't fit so well."
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"I have long hair and find normal earbuds hard to fit... so I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable these units are."
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"The battery life sucks the most, it wont get out of shuffle mode so i cant rewind a track, the fit inside your ear is horrible, the on off button is a pain having to push and wait 5 seconds for everything, they power themselves on and play music everytime i plug them in to usb."
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"It fits well and should work but I was very disappointed and got my money back."
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"I give it only four stars because it is not that easy to properly fit the headphones to one's ears."
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"Good things to say;Fit comfortably and the sound was good while swimming, even though it only played the five songs over and over again."
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"The Pyle Waterproof Neckband MP3 player has clear sound and fits well."
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"Ear buds fit great."
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"I was so happy with the fit and the sound."
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"they are sturdy and fit well when tight goggle are fit over top"
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Instruction

Instruction:
"On my first attempt, the light just flashed, and the instructions said nothing about what that meant."
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"It was a little hard to get the music downloaded..the instructions didn't make sense...but I figured it out...it just took me a long time."
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"The mp3 player did not have very good instructions either."
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"The MP3 player works pretty good, but my biggest complaint is that the instructions don't tell you that when downloading songs for the first time (at the very least) it needs to stay plugged in at least an hour and a half or you are very limited on how many songs can be listened to."
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"The instructions are very rudimentary, so the user has to make reasonable guesses about what the blinking lights mean and how to charge the player and put audio files on it."
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"Instructions are clear and easy to follow."
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"I went by the instructions and did my best to try to figure out any other way for it to work."
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"The MP3 player works pretty good, but my biggest complaint is that the instructions don't tell you that when downloading songs for the first time (at the very least) it needs to stay plugged in at least an hour and a half or you are very limited on how many songs can be listened to."
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"IT DID NOT WORK, DO NOT SELL THIS PRODUCT ANYMORE, I READ THE OTHER REVIEWS AND THOUGHT THAT MAYBE IT WAS JUST BAD LUCK OR BAD PEOPLE MAKING REVIEWS, I DON'T LIVE IN THE STATES AND FOR ME IS MORE EXPENSIVE TO RETURN THE PRODUCT SO I LOST MY MONEY, IT COMES WITH A SHEET OF PAPER WITH FEW EXPLANATIONS, IT'S LIKE THEY KNOW THE PRODUCT DOESN'T WORK SO THERE IS NO NEED FOR INSTRUCTIONS - DON'T BUY THE PRODUCT THAT'S MY RECOMMENDATION"
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Light

Light:
"The light was glowing as if the unit was on and I was unable to turn it off and could not get any more music to play."
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"On my first attempt, the light just flashed, and the instructions said nothing about what that meant."
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"I knew something was weird because the green light was solid which meant it was fully charged."
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"Very comfortable and light product head phones."
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"The instructions are very rudimentary, so the user has to make reasonable guesses about what the blinking lights mean and how to charge the player and put audio files on it."
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"Works well under water although the the base is on the light side and occasionally I get a little buzzing sound."
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"I love this product, I fits perfect, they have fast customer service, friendly people, product is light, battery charges and last long."
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"The design is great... (no wires strangling you.... ) and may I add.... the extra feature for automatic recharge is so great.... don't have to connect usb...Not only have I purchased this item for my own use.. but have given several gifts to friends and family that are so happy with them... sound is very strong an they are so light....Personally I would recommend that you try these... you will not be disappointed,"
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Music

Music:
"I can't swim without having music now, so it's nice having a MP3 player that sounds so good under the water swimming."
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"Therefore, I was unable to download music onto it."
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"My only problem was that all my music is loaded into iTunes and I had to convert it to MP3 which took downloading a program, choosing my music, etc."
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"NOTE: One thing though, I love to hear audiobooks so the order of the tracks keep giving me headaches as I might hear the first 9 recordings and then jump to the last 5 and then go to the middle ones... after some trial and error I found out that the order in which the music is transferred to the mp3 is the order the mp3 is going to play back... so even if you have song1, song2,... song 20 if for some reason windows copied song 20, then from song 1-song19 then you will hear song20 first, so make sure when you select your songs to select them in order and when they get copied they are copied in order so you can hear the music in the order you desire... this is just to save some people some headaches."
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"The sound quality is ok, not fantastic, but it plays well and I can hear the music fine."
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"The light was glowing as if the unit was on and I was unable to turn it off and could not get any more music to play."
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"Got it yesterday and again charged, loaded music and used it today when swimming and it worked great."
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"This does record MP-3 stories & music and which can be enjoyed in the pool."
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"It was easy to load music on."
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"Uploading music is also very easy."
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"***ATTENTION***This product is great however if you are importing music from iTunes you need to convert the files to MP3 format!"
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The weak point is the plastic that screws to the earpod."
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"Then, one of the plastic earpod supports broke."
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"I was given another player as a gift and the plastic broke after a month of use."
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"One minor complaint; the plastic rod broke off at the screw and was difficult to fix."
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"But sadly the plastic joint is weak and mine broke in 6 weeks."
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"The plastic rods that the individual earphones are attached to have broken off quite easily from the main headphone band."
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"Ultimately, the internal battery (which cannot be changed) failed altogether, rendering the item as a small plastic piece of scrap."
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"First, it would be nice if there were some loops on the plastic body so that the goggle headband would be held in place."
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"Not because of water damage, but because the plastic broke on the earpiece."
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"My only complaint is that if you break one of the plastic pieces, it is pretty much useless unless you get some super glue or the like because you can't plug it into another headset or the car."
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"The plastic head piece is great."
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Plug

Plug:
"cons the water proof plug either does not work well or is to hard to get in correctly, the last one gave out while I was doing sprints so the extra speed might have compromised the plug I hope the change the charging design for the next model, It will be a definite purchase."
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"I unfortunately didn't seal the water plug all the way - at least I think that's what happened."
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"Does not work now however, but that is totally my fault, I left the plug off the USB port and got water in the product."
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"the only other complaint is the usb plug looks proprietary."
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"It has good sound quality, and with the right ear plug it keeps the water out."
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"Just be careful because the ear plug portion can fall off and get lost easily! "
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"They have a great sound and extra ear plug ends to fit any size ear."
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"I Love them as ear plugs and there very good for music also, they sometimes will come loose in the pool."
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"But you can't get any computer to read it to load music, ok I read some people had problems, so contacted Amazon and then sent another one, and arranged to have first one picked up, so now 2 more days later the next one arrives, great plug it in and the computer reads and I can now get mucsic to the device, I was so excited, ok load music, and seal it up, it does not turn on, ok so I think it needs a charge, charge it all night, get up in morning so excited and guess what it will not turn on, that's it , I'm done with this product, sent the second one back......"
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Price

Price:
"OK for the price, but not good for durability."
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"Probably will switch to another brand since this pair lasted about 8 months which is not a good value for the money."
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"I thouhg it could be good , however once I saw the one my sister bough from sony i rather to pay twice the price ,because is not way to compare this very terrible quality item."
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"I was worried when I looked at the other reviews because it seems as thought about 1 4, or maybe a little less, have bad luck with these failing after a few times, maybe due to a poor cheap seal."
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"You won't find a better sound quality for the price and if the seal fails and they go kaput, just return them and get a replacement sent :) For LESS THAN $40, these are worth a try."
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"Terrible, cheap plastic product."
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"Very good sound for the price."
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"For the price it's a great deal! "
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"Very happy with the product and price."
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"I purchased all for about $40 ea so not horrible price, but going through 3 sets in a little over a year gets pretty expensive."
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"Great price."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality is ok, not fantastic, but it plays well and I can hear the music fine."
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"The sound quality isn't as great, but the controls aren't as hard to use either."
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"Too bad..Great headphones... poor quality.. broke twice.. see photo atached..when they worked....best if you put google straps over headphones for secure fit."
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"This was due to the earbud failing to keep water out of the ear canals which results in horrible sound quality."
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"Unfortunately, when I tried the player with those in the pool the sound quality was poor."
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"The sound quality is OK, but not great."
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"The sound quality is good, but the rechargeable battery life is far too short."
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"The sound quality is good in the water and on land, and the design keeps the ear buds in position during vigorous exercise."
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"good quality, good sound, volume goes very high for loud environments."
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"Amazing device, great sound quality particularly underwater while swimming."
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"It has good sound quality, and with the right ear plug it keeps the water out."
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Size

Size:
"The only problem that I had was keeping them on my head because I have a small head."
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"I used it a couple of times, changing the size of the earpiece each time and they are just horrible."
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"no audio at all right out of the box now no indication of power after charging all night... only good thing was its size to bad it isn't easy to connect Bluetooth box wasn't damaged how do I return these? "
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"I ordered a replacement and changed my earbuds to a larger size to encounter the coming off problem."
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"My first attempt at using them was with the largest size."
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"They are challenging because the Large have posts too long and Small baffles are short enough but too small to be bery effective."
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"Comfortable ear buds (various sizes provided) and the neck band fits necks large small."
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"Ultimately, the internal battery (which cannot be changed) failed altogether, rendering the item as a small plastic piece of scrap."
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"I was able to 'fix' it with a couple of small zip ties."
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"Be careful not to damage your ear drums and chose the right size inserts and it should get you going for long time."
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"I tired the medium sized plugs the next day and they were even worse about falling out so I figured out the large plugs were the best size to use."
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Sound

Sound:
"I can't swim without having music now, so it's nice having a MP3 player that sounds so good under the water swimming."
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"The sound quality is ok, not fantastic, but it plays well and I can hear the music fine."
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"The sound quality isn't as great, but the controls aren't as hard to use either."
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"This was due to the earbud failing to keep water out of the ear canals which results in horrible sound quality."
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"Unfortunately, when I tried the player with those in the pool the sound quality was poor."
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"The sound quality is OK, but not great."
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"These really do sound, very good."
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"Very good sound for the price."
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"Good things to say;Fit comfortably and the sound was good while swimming, even though it only played the five songs over and over again."
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"The Pyle Waterproof Neckband MP3 player has clear sound and fits well."
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"The sound quality is good, but the rechargeable battery life is far too short."
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USB

USB:
"After the initial transfer, I would get an error on the computer (3 separate USB ports between two different computers) that the cord or MPS player was corrupted not working."
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"Does not work now however, but that is totally my fault, I left the plug off the USB port and got water in the product."
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"the only other complaint is the usb plug looks proprietary."
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"It's been about two months and so far, so good, still going on the initial charge off USB."
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"Love it awesome, but I lost USB cable."
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"The design is great... (no wires strangling you.... ) and may I add.... the extra feature for automatic recharge is so great.... don't have to connect usb...Not only have I purchased this item for my own use.. but have given several gifts to friends and family that are so happy with them... sound is very strong an they are so light....Personally I would recommend that you try these... you will not be disappointed,"
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"Took out the USB cord, removed Gomers waterproof USB hatch with any easy twist; then jacked it into my PC which immediately illuminated the products green light."
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"I am not sure what happened but am sure it wasn't water damage from incorrect closing of the stopper to the USB connection."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"Not sure about the earbuds and a bit of discomfort, but understanding the nature of this item and using it underwater, I'm willing to put up with them."
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"If you are looking for an underwater iPod or other full-feature player, this is not your best choice."
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"Amazing device, great sound quality particularly underwater while swimming."
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"If I had to change lanes there was no problem underwater as well as none in the shower."
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"Hello, they work great underwater."
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"The sound at first wasn't o my like except when taken underwater the amplification mede it different and fun."
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"when you get underwater, you cannot listen to music so clear as when you are not."
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Volume

Volume:
"I have a hearing problem and I can hear just fine with them - the volume is good."
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"It is not the best, but it is great, such as the volume, and fast forward and backward key is very convenient to adjust."
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"I first noticed some problems in the volume buttons when it would not respond."
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"I only rated 3 stars because it seems like there is always a side that stops working during my workout, and the volume seems terribly low."
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"The only problem I've noticed is that volume changes sometimes."
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"The volume is great and the buttons are in convenient spots! "
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"I love the pause, skip, and volume."
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"Volume is great."
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"good quality, good sound, volume goes very high for loud environments."
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"I have a hearing problem and I can hear just fine with them - the volume is good."
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